Grammys 2022: Louis CK Wins Best Comedy Album Award Even After Admitting Sexual Misconduct. Social Media Is Pissed
Back in 2017, when the #MeToo movement had just taken off, a minimum of 5 women had come out and accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct and also alleged that the comedian had masturbated in front of them and fellow comedians. Following this, he lost multiple film deals with studios and networks. The comedian had then also gone on record and confessed to the allegations in a statement that read: “These stories are true”. After which, C.K made multiple attempts to relaunch himself in the industry but all in vain since his efforts were met by in-person protest and online backlash. But on April 4 (IST), Sincerely Louis CK, the comedy album made by the comedian won a Grammys for the best comedy album. Needless to say, the win was enough to enrage a lot of people on social media.
On April 4 (IST), the 64th Annual Grammys Awards took place wherein many artists and their works were appreciated and applauded. Out of the many, that won the award was none other than Louis C.K. The comedian’s Sincerely Louis CK won the best comedy album. It is in this special, that he addresses all the sexual misconduct allegations that were made against him during the #MeToo movement and also shares his experience of showing up in public after these incidents came to life.
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Needless to say, his win irked many members from those in the industry as well as those from outside of the industry. From Sarah Ann Masse to Jen Kirkman, many reacted rather aggressively to the comedian’s win at the Grammys. Check out their tweets:
Louis CK just won a GRAMMY. "cancel culture" seems pretty selective hm? And thanks so much to our industry for once again telling us that survivors don't matter. #HireSurvivorsHollywood #MeToo @hiresurvivors https://t.co/AKGpSjhlSQ
— Sarah Ann Masse ON STRIKE 🌈💜💙 (@SarahAnnMasse) April 4, 2022
I'm so sorry this industry is so fucking fucked, we are trying to make it better and we see how fucked it is. So grateful to every brave woman who shares her talent with us, I hate this shit so much, I hope we can keep taking two steps forward for every step back. JFC.
— Jesse Thorn 🤷♂️ (he/him) (@JesseThorn) April 4, 2022
Louis CK just won a whole ass Grammy while y’all are either calling for Will Smith’s head or crying about cancel culture. There are no consequences for white cishet men
— Dr. Mia Brett (@QueenMab87) April 3, 2022
Louis CK just won a Grammy, so I don’t want to hear any more whining about cancel culture.
Men can sexually prey on women, the victims can have their careers and confidence destroyed, it can all go public – and there will still be no real consequences.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) April 4, 2022
Same week White People are demanding Will Smith's career be killed, there's supercreep Louis CK over there getting a Grammy.
— Kevin D. Grüssing (Pronounced Grew-sing) (@KevDGrussing) April 3, 2022
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Hearing about Louis CK winning a Grammy tonight, I’m reminded about how Issa Rae said the music industry is the worst and I’m starting to see her point. #GRAMMYs https://t.co/3eGsTJgcW8 pic.twitter.com/3ikHLK1y7A
— janine granda is on strike✊✨ (@beingjanine) April 3, 2022
It truly is pathetic to see that on one side Will Smith has a case filed against him and is losing out on projects for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and here a disgraced comedian is enjoying a Grammys award. This is insensitive and extremely insulting to all the women out there who gathered the courage to speak out about their sexual abuses.